April 1, 2020
In accordance with Governor Kemp’s guidance and to ensure student and staff safety, all schools in the Lee County School System will remain closed to in-person learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. We are still planning to do teaching and learning in a non-traditional sense, much like we have been doing. We know that this raises questions, however, and our leadership will begin discussions on this as soon as possible.
March 31, 2020
The Governor’s Office has created a website that lists publicly available access by county and resources available by communication suppliers. Please check back often as additional sites and information will be added as they continue to collect.
March 30, 2020- Lee County Food Distribution Update for Tuesday
Due to the threat of severe weather Tuesday afternoon, the food distribution has been moved up to 10am. It will only take place at one location- The Vine of Leesburg, 242 Walnut Ave South, Leesburg.
10am until supplies are gone. Please remain in your car. Volunteers will place groceries in your hatch, trunk, or back of your truck.
March 26, 2020
In order to comply with Governor Kemp's latest school closure announcement, all schools in the Lee County School System will remain closed through April 24.
Details will be shared next week concerning additional work. We will continue to consider Spring Break to be April 6-10.
Thank you for your continued support as we all continue to deal with COVID-19.
March 24, 2020
School Closure Extended to April 13
Last week Governor Kemp ordered all public schools closed through March 31. On Monday, March 23, Governor Kemp held a press conference during which he issued an executive order stating "Gatherings of more than 10 people, when social distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained at all times, will also be barred under the order. The order goes into effect at noon Tuesday and will remain in effect until noon on April 6." With this guidance from the Governor as well as the need to maintain social distancing, Lee County Schools' closure will continue until Monday, April 13 and possibly longer.
Spring Break for Lee County Schools is the week of April 6-10. The school system will have Spring Break as scheduled.
There will be no online or digital learning during Spring Break. The school system has not made a decision on extending the school year. Updates and information related to the school closure are available on the system web site as well as social media platforms. Parents can submit questions to an email address located on our website.
We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we deal with the COVID 19 pandemic.
March 23,2020- Coronavirus Press Release
The Lee County School System received notification late Friday, March 20, from the Southwest Georgia Department of Health and the Lee County Health Department that a school system employee (a bus driver) was diagnosed with Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. Over the weekend, the school district notified students and staff members that the employee may have had contact with so that they can take the necessary precautions.
All schools in the Lee County School System are closed through Tuesday, March 31 to allow for cleaning and disinfection of schools and buses. The district will continue to post updates on its COVID-19 website at https://www.lee.k12.ga.us/Content/lcss-covid-19-information and will communicate additional information with families and employees as it becomes available. Meanwhile, we ask that all students, employees, parents and community members follow COVID-19 guidance as emphasized by local, state and national authorities.
March 23, 2020
The Lee County School Nutrition Program will provide meals for students each weekday during the school closure. Lunches will be available at no cost to children under the age of 18 beginning Monday, March 23. No adults can be served per USDA guidelines.
Following is a list of locations and times along with the Lee County School System bus that will provide the meals. Students will receive a lunch as well as items that will keep for breakfast the following morning.
Smithville: Bus #18-45
- Dixie-Gosa: 11:00-11:20
- Smithville (in town): 11:35-11:55
- HWY 377 / HWY 195: 12:10-12:30
Westside: Bus #18-55 or 18-81
- 11:00 – 11:20 Linden Rd. Mobile Home Park
- 11:30 – 11:50 Hwy. 82 Mobile Home Park
- 12:00 – 12:20 Cheshire Park
- 12:30 – 12:50 Lee County Primary School Bus Ramp
Philema/Winding Way: Bus #18-102
- 11:00 – 11:20 Mike’s Country Store
- 11:30 – 11:50 Corner of Endoline & Cedric
- 12:00 – 12:20 Century Rd. Mobile Home Park
March 13, 2020
- Custodial and maintenance crew members will be cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and contact points in school buildings, much like they did last Friday.
- Schools will be closed from March 16th to March 31st. There will be no extra-curricular activities during this time.